The Falmouth Bursary

Current status: Open

Amount: £250-£500 dependent on household income and course

To qualify for a Falmouth Bursary students will need to: 

  • Be a UK or home fee status EU student 
  • Be studying an on-campus course (online, part-time and partner students do not qualify for the Falmouth Bursary) 
  • Be studying for the full academic year and paying the full year’s tuition fee 
  • Have started their course in or after September 2020 
  • Have been assessed by Student Finance as having a household income of under £25,000 

About the Falmouth Bursary

The level of award available will vary, dependent upon your course and level of household income.

Household income £0 - £16,500pa £0 - £16,500pa £16,500 - £25,000pa £16,500 - £25,000pa
Band Band 1 Courses (Higher costs) Band 2 Courses (Lower costs) Band 1 Courses (Higher costs) Band 2 Courses (Lower costs)
Award amount £500pa £450pa £300pa £250pa

Academy of Music and Theatre Arts

Technical Theatre Arts BA(Hons)

Cornwall Business School

Business & Digital Marketing BSc(Hons) (2-year route), Business & Entrepreneurship BSc(Hons) (2-year route), Business Management BSc(Hons) (2-year route), Sustainable Festival Management BA(Hons), Sustainable Tourism Management BA(Hons)

Falmouth School of Art

Drawing BA(Hons), Fine Art BA(Hons), Illustration BA(Hons)

Fashion & Textiles Institute

Fashion Design BA(Hons), Fashion Marketing BA(Hons), Fashion Photography BA(Hons), Sportswear Design BA(Hons), Textile Design BA(Hons), Costume Design for Film & Television BA(Hons)

Games Academy

Robotics BSc(Hons), Creative Virtual Reality BA(Hons), Game Art BA(Hons), Immersive Computing BSc(Hons), Game Animation BA(Hons)

Institute of Photography

Commercial Photography BA(Hons), Marine & Natural History Photography BA(Hons), Photography BA(Hons), Press & Editorial Photography BA(Hons)

School of Architecture, Design & Interiors

Architecture BA(Hons), Architecture MArch*, Interior Design BA(Hons), Sustainable Product Design BA(Hons), Architectural Design & Technology BSc(Hons)

School of Communication

Creative Advertising BA(Hons), Graphic Design BA(Hons)

School of Film & Television

Animation BA(Hons), Post Production & Visual Effects BA(Hons)


* Only applicable to students who are considered an undergraduate for funding purposes.

Academy of Music and Theatre Arts

Acting BA(Hons), Creative Music Technology BA(Hons), Dance & Choreography BA(Hons), Music BA(Hons), Musical Theatre BA(Hons), Popular Music BA(Hons)

Cornwall Business School

Business BSc(Hons) (all 3-year routes), Creative Events Management BA(Hons) 

Fashion & Textiles Institute

Costume Design for Film & Television BA(Hons)

Games Academy

Computing for Games BSc(Hons), Game Development BA(Hons) (all specialisms), Computer Science BSc(Hons)

School of Communication

Creative Writing BA(Hons), English & Creative Writing BA(Hons), Journalism BA(Hons) courses (all), Marketing Communications BA(Hons)

School of Film & Television

Film BA(Hons), Television BA(Hons)

In order to be considered for The Falmouth Bursary you will need to have been income assessed by Student Finance. Falmouth Bursaries are paid automatically based on this information. There is not a separate bursary application process.

How to apply

There is no application needed for the Falmouth Bursary. In order to be considered, you will need to have been income assessed by Student Finance. Bursaries are paid automatically to all eligible students at the start of Study Block 2 each year.

Contact us

Prospective students

For any funding related queries, contact our Student Finance team:

T: +44(0)1326 255310


Current students

You can use the email and telephone number above, or you can book a Microsoft Teams or on-campus appointment by using the Student Funding appointments system.

If you're a current student and have concerns about your finances, please contact the Students' Union Advice Service:


Undergraduate Bursaries and Awards

We offer bursaries and awards to help support our undergraduate students. The bursaries and awards you're eligible for will depend on your chosen course and pathway as well as your individual circumstances.

Find out more